Are you looking to straighten your teeth, but you’re hesitant to commit to long-term, full orthodontic treatment? Short-term orthodontics in is perfect for you! With short-term orthodontics in Rockville, Maryland, Dr. Chetan Parikh focuses on correcting orthodontic problems in your front teeth, which are the teeth that people see first when you smile. Most patients who undergo short-term orthodontic treatment have a treatment time between 4 and 12 months, while full orthodontic treatment lasts an average of 18 to 30 months. Short-term orthodontics is not intended as a full, comprehensive orthodontic treatment. At our dental office, we provide both short-term and comprehensive orthodontic treatment, including aligner therapy, for all of our patients. To find out if you are a good candidate for short-term orthodontic treatment, we invite you to call Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABCDSM today. Our friendly dentist and dental team look forward to improving your smile!

Pros of short-term orthodontics:

  • Greatly reduces treatment time
  • Can correct alignment problems in the front teeth, including mild crowding or slight spacing between the teeth
  • Is offered by your talented dentist, Dr. Chetan Parikh, so you don’t need to visit another office
  • Can enhance the beauty of your smile

Cons of short-term orthodontics:

  • Focuses mainly on the front teeth and does not treat orthodontics problems in the back teeth
  • Cannot correct bite or jaw problems
  • Is not concerned with correcting the whole dental arch